Interfaith Partnership is an integral part of Arts & Faith St. Louis, a working group pursuing collaboration between faith and the arts.
The third annual September 11th Memorial in Music will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2013, at The Sheldon Concert Hall. We will post details as they become available. Below is information about the 2012 Memorial in Music.
Arts & Faith St. Louis presents…The second annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music, An Appreciation of Religious Diversity
Arts & Faith St. Louis, a working partnership between St. Louis arts, religious, and university leaders, is excited to announce the second annual September 11th Interfaith Memorial in Music: An appreciation of Religious Diversity. The group aims to promote a “more harmonious St. Louis” by establishing an ongoing relationship between the arts and faith communities. The concert takes place on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the perfect acoustics of the historic Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Blvd), and features renowned Grammy-winning soprano Christine Brewer, jazz pianist Peter Martin, American Soul artist Brian Owens, and the Dickson String Quartet, in addition to musical representatives from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim faith groups. Plans for the evening also include the installation of a temporary interactive sculpture on Washington in front of the Sheldon, created by St. Louis artist Lyndsey Scott. The event is free and open to the public.
Primary sponsoring partners for the Interfaith Memorial in Music include Interfaith Partnership, the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations, Opera Theatre Saint Louis, and the Sheldon Arts Foundation. The Whitaker Foundation is the lead underwriter, with additional significant support from the Goldstein Family Foundation.
The Pipes and Drums Corps and an honor guard from the City of St. Louis Fire and St. Louis County Police Departments will present the colors. Dr. Gerald Early, distinguished professor at Washington University and Director of the Center for Humanities will provide opening reflections.
Following the show, audience members will have the opportunity to affix ribbons to the interactive sculpture as a physical sign of commitment to understanding, respecting, and working for peace in the face of religious diversity.
SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls; the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council; Opera Theatre of Saint Louis; and the Sheldon Arts Foundation
LEAD UNDERWRITER: The Whitaker Foundation
SUSTAINING PARTNERS (LIST IN FORMATION): Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis; Bishop Howard Nelson; Carolyn and Joseph Losos; Deaconess Foundation; Dr. William H. Danforth; Eugene Kornblum; FOCUS St. Louis; Goldstein Family Foundation; Grand Center, Inc.; International Institute of St. Louis; Nancy Kalishman; Regional Arts Commission; Saint Louis University; St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; United Hebrew Community Action Fund; Washington University in St. Louis; Webster University
FAITH PARTNERS (LIST IN FORMATION): Archdiocese of St. Louis; Brentwood Christian Science Church; Episcopal Diocese of Missouri; Hindu Temple; Islamic Community Center; Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis; St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition; St. Louis Rabbinical Association
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS (LIST IN FORMATION): Anti-Defamation League, Missouri Southern Illinois; Aquinas Institute of Theology; The Black Rep; Center States Synod; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Baha’i Community; Fontbonne University; Holocaust Museum and Learning Center In Memory of Gloria M. Goldstein; Missouri History Museum; Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ; National Conference for Community & Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis (NCCJSTL); Shia Islamic Education Center; Sikh Study Circle; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; St. Louis Community College at Forest Park; St. Louis Regional Office of American Jewish Committee (AJC); University of Missouri, St. Louis; Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis; Washington University Interfaith Campus Ministries Association
MEDIA SPONSORS (LIST IN FORMATION): St. Louis Beacon; St. Louis Business Journal; St. Louis Jewish Light; St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 KWMU; St. Louis Review
In 2011, a group of collaborative organizations and individuals endeavored to commemorate 9/11 with a special event. The “Interfaith Memorial in Music” was a program to inspire and allow reflection, express sorrow and regret, and unify the community in hope for peace. The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis’ Grand Center was full to capacity for a program that included:
- First responders from the county policy and city and county fire departments, Presentation of the colors
- Senator John Danforth, Invocation
- Christine Brewer, Soloist, Opera Theater of St. Louis
- String Quartet, St. Louis Symphony
- Religious musical expressions of various faith communities
This memorial in music was sponsored by Interfaith Partnership/Faith beyond Walls and the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council, In collaboration with the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, Eden Theological Seminary, The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, The Sheldon Arts Foundation, St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, St. Louis University, St. Louis Symphony. Supporting organizations: AJC, Arts and Education Council, Aquinas Institute of Theology, Community Colleges of St. Louis, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri, FOCUS-St. Louis, Fontbonne University, Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Hindu Temple of St. Louis, International Institute of St. Louis, Islamic Community Center, Missouri History Museum, Missouri/Southern Illinois ADL, the Anti-Defamation League, National Conference for Community and Justice, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, Shia Islamic Education Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, St. Louis Rabbinical Association, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Webster University, WU Interfaith Campus Ministries Association.
Media sponsors were Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis Jewish Light, St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Review, KMOX: Brennan in the Morning